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Event Date
15th Oct 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Standard Price
£385.00 + VAT
Members Price
£320.00 + VAT

Jo Hooper

Central London. Venue TBC


Internal communication has the power to transform organisational performance and working lives by helping people feel connected, engaged and purposeful.

In its 70th year, the IoIC is proudly advocating for the importance of well-being at work and how it can be achieved by focusing on how we communicate with employees. We believe that employees deserve to feel that they matter at work; that they are valued as both professionals and individuals; and are being kept informed authentically, truthfully and with respect. A huge part of this work involves careful consideration of colleagues' mental health and the ways in which best practice internal communication can facilitate open and honest conversation and enable a supportive and compassionate workplace environment and culture.

New for 2019, this one-day workshop will see Jo Hooper, founder of Mad and Sad Club, share her Understand, Talk, Act model and provide attendees with valuable insights and practical resources which can be immediately implemented upon return to work. 


Participants will leave the workshop with: 
  • Increased understanding of the mental health issues their people might be facing, along with insights into how these might manifest themselves at work
  • Understanding of the power of communication on those who might be struggling with their mental health at an organisational, team and individual level
  • The beginnings of an action plan to develop a communications campaign around mental health in their workplace
  • Having explored their own mental health, along with template resources and tips to use with individuals or teams


Outline of the day: 

Understanding: Spotting the signs

Talking about it: How comms can help

Taking action: Return to work planning

Looking after your mind: Setting your boundaries and finding your niche

Action planning


In aid of Mind

The IoIC has chosen to officially support Mind, the mental health charity, as part of the #WeMatterAtWork campaign. For every place booked on Mental Health Matters At Work, the IoIC will donate £20 to Mind. To find out more and make a donation, click here


About the trainer

After two years, two breakdowns, three therapists, countless books, podcasts, pills and walks, Jo left her Head of Communications role and set up Mad and Sad Club. With 11 years’ experience in communications, Jo now helps individuals and organisations to take action on mental health at work, using honest and human centred techniques. She also speaks and writes on mental health, as well as running the club as an online community on Instagram.


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